The Changing Face of Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant in One Chart

by UrbanTurf Staff

The Changing Face of Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant in One Chart: Figure 1
The patio at Wonderland in Columbia Heights. By yawper.

It is no secret that the demographic make-up of Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant has transformed over the past several years. But now there is a chart which shows just how much the population has changed.

The Urban Institute recently released a comprehensive look at how the make-up of the city has changed, which included a short case study (in the form of a chart) on the two neighborhoods above.

The Changing Face of Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant in One Chart: Figure 2

Here are the main takeaways:

  • The percentage of white residents in the two neighborhoods jumped from about 13 percent in 2000 to about 31 percent in 2010.
  • The percentage of black residents fell from about 53 percent to 37 percent.
  • The number of residents with children dropped from 22 percent in 2000 to 15 percent in 2010.

The study has a number of other interesting examples about how the city has changed in recent year, including a map of the millenial invasion. Check it out here.

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  1. Juanita de Talmas said at 7:00 pm on Wednesday December 11, 2013:
    Much healthier for no one race/ethnicity to dominate, as opposed to one group being over half the population. That is true diversity.
  1. anonymous said at 9:02 pm on Friday December 13, 2013:
    this sounds more like the early signs of gentrification than diversity.
  1. Takki Park said at 10:22 pm on Saturday December 14, 2013:
    Much of the U.S., let alone the world, is dominated by one race/ethnicity. Is it "healthy"? Not necessarily in all cases, but clearly it happens and works for many societies. Many people love homogeneity. In DC, hopefully a healthy diversity can be established without displacing or removing existing communities.

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